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Project Overview

Learning Outcomes

Learning Lessons
S/N Lessons Description Achievement Methods
1. IT architecture, design and development skills
System requirements specification skills
  • Propose functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Prioritize the requirements.
  • Propose the infrastructure and applications needed to complete this project.
Implementation skills
  • Integrating third party tools such as PayPal and Janrain.
  • Learning Python and Angular.js.
2. Project management skills
Scope management skills
  • Select features from a list of requirements given by the client to implement.
  • Manage changes to requirements.
  • Allocate time and resources for unexpected events.
Risks management skills
  • Define risks and mitigation strategy.
  • Monitor the risks.
  • Execute mitigation strategy where necessary.
Project integration and time management skills
  • Propose the schedule for the project.
  • Develop a Velocity metric to monitor the team’s progress. The velocity score will come from Pivotal Tracker software.
Configuration management skills
  • Use GitHub as a repository for our codes.
Quality management skills
  • Use Selenium IDE and code coverage to test functions and features.
  • Develop test cases for User Acceptance Tests (UATs), and evaluate the feedback.
3. Learning to learn skills
Search skills
  • Search for e-books and resources for third party tools such as PayPal.
4. Collaboration (or team) skills
Skills to improve the effectiveness of group processes and work products
  • Create a culture where team members are honest with one another.
  • Have monthly peer appraisals to allow team members to offer constructive feedback.
5. Communication skills
Presentation skills
  • Present features, project management and team progress to the client.
Writing skills
  • Produce documentation for the project, such as proposal, reports and user manual.
  • Update the wiki with information regarding our project.


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